Goodwill Gems: Add Some Sparkle To Your Step

Sequins are only for late nights out and formal wear, right? Wrong.

While that may once have been the rule, those guidelines have become more than a little outdated in 2015. Sequins and glitter can be worn at pretty much any time of day, any day of the week, as long as you do it right.

This week’s completely fabulous find is one of those sparkling accessories that you can easily take from day to night.  These sweet sneakers are casual enough to still seem appropriate for daytime, but fun and funky enough to look cool alongside your favorite weekend looks and going out attire. Flat and easy on your feet, these are shoes you’ll soon want to wear absolutely everywhere. And the slate gray color is classy and will work well with any number of other colors, so you can pair these pretty shoes with your already-existing wardrobe more easily than you might think!

A fresh new pair of fancy, sparkling shoes can give any outfit a much-needed style boost. And these glittering sneakers are both fun and fresh, and casual enough to pair with easy, everyday looks.
A fresh new pair of fancy, sparkling shoes can give any outfit a much-needed style boost. And these glittering sneakers are both fun and fresh, and casual enough to pair with easy, everyday looks.

Jazz up a classic look—with sparkles! You can never go wrong with a classy, timeless, black-and-white ensemble—whether it’s summer, winter, or fall, if you’re choosing pieces in that classic color combo, you’re always going to look perfectly polished and ready for anything. But black and white, as beautiful as it is, can still sometimes use a funky, modern boost to really take it to the next level. This week’s gorgeous Goodwill find—a pair of seriously sparkly gray sneakers—is the perfect accessory to add a modern twist to a more traditional look, like the one I’ve chosen here. A basic, sleeveless white tee is (or should be) every girl’s go-to summer top, and I’ve paired one here with some cute, trendy black trousers in a loose, jogger cut. The use of black and white is timeless, but the cut of the pants and the addition of the sparkly sneakers give this outfit a cutting-edge twist.

It’s easy to play with basic pieces to create an innovative new ensemble. If you’re going to try a cut or style that’s new to you, choosing a classic hue, like black or white, will help ensure it’s still flattering—and easy to liven up with some fresh new accessories, like these cute, sparkling sneakers in a modern slate gray.

Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer.  Follow her on twitter.

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